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sunnycentralflNovember 1, 2011

FL ST College Firefighter Grad...10/28/11

and a quilt from Aunt Gwen...

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msmeow

Very nice, Gwen! Congrats to your nephew on his graduation!

Donna

    Bookmark   November 1, 2011 at 4:54PM
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rosajoe_gw

Gwen I love it!!!!! The border makes the fabrics pop in the blocks!

Is that you with the handsome firefighter? you look alike!

What is the name of the pattern?
Rosa

    Bookmark   November 1, 2011 at 5:19PM
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sunnycentralfl

Thanks!

I believe it is Woodland Clover from the More Nickel Quilts book....by Pat Speth...
I tried to make it masculine, but added a few fabrics to personalize it for his memories...some Gator blue, FL fish, Hawaiian fabric for his trip with his Grandpa there a few years ago, a piece of fabric of lighting...which will be a big part of his training for his career.

It took every bit of 4 weeks...which is quick for me...I didn't work on anything else in order to finish in time.

THX for listening and such sweet comments!
Gwen

    Bookmark   November 1, 2011 at 5:52PM
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K8Orlando

Gwen, it's wonderful! Very masculine and personal too. He looks so proud to be receiving this great gift from his aunt!

kate

    Bookmark   November 1, 2011 at 6:12PM
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nanajayne

Very nice!!Love scrappy and even better when it has memories attactched. You have a handsome and proud looking nephew. Congratualtions to both of you. TFS. Jayne

    Bookmark   November 1, 2011 at 6:21PM
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toolgranny

Wonderful quilt, Gwen. And such a good picture. I have a GD about the same age who is a firefighter. Is he single? LOL

    Bookmark   November 1, 2011 at 7:54PM
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day2day

Wonderful quilt.......gotta love those scrappies. Great job.
Congrats to the graduate.
TFS.

~Geraldine

    Bookmark   November 1, 2011 at 8:22PM
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magothyrivergirl

He looks so happy! Your quilt is very manly and a terrific gift. I agree the peiced border makes the blocks pop! Great quilt. Congrats to you nephew!

    Bookmark   November 1, 2011 at 8:34PM
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polardreams

Nicely done! It is great when you get to see the smile on their face when they receive a special gift. Congrats to your nephew.
Sue

    Bookmark   November 1, 2011 at 8:41PM
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teresa_nc7

Love it, Gwen! Congratulations to your nephew!

Teresa

    Bookmark   November 1, 2011 at 10:02PM
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grammyp

Gwen, a beautiful quilt for a handsome nephew.

beverly

    Bookmark   November 1, 2011 at 10:04PM
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tinyteena

I really love your quilt and to think it only took you 4 weeks to complete! Wow! I'd be at it for 4 months!

What a fantastic graduation gift - something he will treasure for a long time

Kristene

    Bookmark   November 2, 2011 at 4:54AM
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lafonda_ranch

Love the quilt!! And congrats to the new firefighter.

Robbi

    Bookmark   November 2, 2011 at 8:29AM
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geezerfolks_SharonG_FL

Gwen, Nice job! I like how you made it manly but also included the personal touches for memories. No wonder we haven't seen you around, you've been holed up in your sewing room with the door locked! I still haven't gotten one of those Nickle books!

SharonG/FL

    Bookmark   November 2, 2011 at 10:46AM
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sunnycentralfl

Thanks to all of you! I'm going to forward this link to him.

Gwen

    Bookmark   November 2, 2011 at 4:13PM
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fran1523

Great quilt Gwen and kudos to your nephew.

    Bookmark   November 3, 2011 at 8:46AM
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